Whether you are running a small family business or a large public company, being in charge has its own set of challenges. Each week, hosts Professor Michael Useem, Jeffrey Klein, and Anne Greenhalgh invite business leaders from top organizations to reveal the steps to effective leadership. It’s more than just what you say and how you say it. Do you have what it takes to influence others and achieve high results?

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  • Past Guest Thu 9/14
    Richard Baum

    Acting Director
    Office of National Drug Control Policy

  • Past Guest Thu 9/14
    Steven Clifford

    Former CEO; Author of "THE CEO PAY MACHINE: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it"

  • Past Guest Thu 9/7
    Seth Linden

    Dukas Linden Public Relations

  • Past Guest Thu 9/7
    Jim Robinson

    President; Chairman, PhRMA State Committee; Member, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Board of Directors, MATTER Board of Directors, Chicago Botanic Gardens Board of Directors, BioScience Council for ChicagoNEXT & Commercial Club
    Astellas Americas

  • Past Guest Thu 8/31
    Peter Georgescu

    Chairman Emeritus; Author of "Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation "
    Young & Rubicam

  • Past Guest Thu 8/31
    Bernie Swain

    Co-Founder, Chairman; Author of "What Made Me Who I Am"
    Washington Speakers Bureau

  • Past Guest Thu 8/24
    Nate Bennett

    Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business; Co-Author of "Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO"
    Georgia State University

  • Past Guest Thu 8/24
    Greg Behrman

    Founder, CEO

  • Past Guest Thu 8/17
    Ashish Goyal

    Portfolio Manager
    Blue Crest Capital Management

  • Past Guest Thu 8/17
    Amy Daschle

    Engagement Manager
    McKinsey & Company

  • Past Guest Thu 8/17
    Chuck Mitchell

    Executive Director, Knowledge Content & Quality
    The Conference Board

  • Past Guest Thu 8/10
    Gary Brackett

    The Stacked Pickle


Michael UseemMichael Useem

Professor Michael Useem is the Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School. He teaches MBA and executive-MBA courses on leadership and change management, and offers programs on leadership, teamwork, governance, and decision making for managers in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He has presented programs and seminars on leadership and change with numerous companies and organizations including: American Express, Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder Companies, National Football League, and U.S. Department of Justice. Useem is the author or co-author of several books, including Boards That Lead and The Leader’s Checklist.

Jeff KleinJeff Klein

Jeff Klein is the executive director of the Wharton Leadership Program and is responsible for directing the School’s efforts to create the Wharton Global Leadership Institute. He designs and delivers leadership workshops and courses for executive clients through Wharton Executive Education, and leads two weeklong executive courses, Creating and Leading High Performing Teams and The Leadership Edge: Strategies for New Leaders. Klein also chairs the Steering Committee for the Lipman Family Prize, an annual $125,000 social sector award launched in 2011.

Anne GreenhalghAnne Greenhalgh

As deputy director of the Wharton Leadership Program, Dr. Anne Greenhalgh is responsible for the design and delivery of the School’s foundation leadership course for undergraduates, Management 100: Leadership and Communication in Groups. An award-winning teacher, Greenhalgh was voted the Best Lecturer in the Social Sciences by the entire student body at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Anne has served as an advisor and consultant to a number of academic institutions and corporations, including the School District of Philadelphia, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, Merrill Lynch, and Banc of America.

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